Students STOMP in Music Class!
Students in Grade 6 have been reviewing the concepts of beat, rhythm, and texture.
After watching a CNN report with behind-the-scenes footage of the group STOMP, Grade 6 students formed groups, picked out unique objects such as brooms, bubble wrap, buckets, paint sticks, tubes, and aluminium pie pans from a collection of gathered objects and created their own version of STOMP!
Near the end of class, each group had to perform their creation in front of their peers. This covers the skills of improvising, creating, listening, and showing respect for other’s performances.
At Gillispie School, we believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. We balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher level thinking. We focus on social-emotional learning that develops strength of character, kindness towards others, and openness to diverse ideas and cultures.